The kinds of Chinese-made dogs treats that have killed more than 1,000 dogs in recent years will now be tougher to find, as two giant pet retailers remove these products from shelves. Yesterday, Petco and PetSmart announced that they would drop these products to protect the health of dogs and cats in this country:
“We’ve been following the FDA warnings and related customer concerns closely, and we’ve been actively reducing our China-made assortment and expanding our American-made offerings for several years now,” said Jim Myers, Petco’s chief executive.
“As a leader in the industry and the trusted partner for our pet parents, we’re eager to make this transition and to expand our assortment of safe and healthy treats,” Myers said. “Very simply, we feel this decision is in the best interest of the pets we all love and, ultimately, for our business.”
This is great news, and it will hopefully save the lives of many dogs in the future.